…so much of the rhetoric [from TREC] around this reimagining has to do with getting “outside church walls,” pushing beyond the habitual confines of our church life and offering people a new paradigm of Christianity. …So we should get outside our increasingly empty pews and go talk with people… But what shall we say to them?
Day: September 25, 2014
Joshua Bell, the renowned violinist who once posed as a typical subway busker for a Washington Post magazine article, is back underground again. The question posed by the original 2007 story was: “If a world-famous musician and his $3 million fiddle brought some of history’s most beautiful music to a rush-hour crowd [in a DC …
Pew Social Trends reports a record share of adult Americans have ever married as values, economics and gender patterns change. In 1960 1 in 10 adults had never married. Today that figure is 1 in 5.
There has been a lot of unintelligent response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s admission last week that he sometimes wonders whether God exists. Writing for The New York Times, Julia Baird recounts and rebuts some of this response. She says:
The meaning of the word reconciliation, as the word is frequently used in church circles, has always made me uneasy for reasons I couldn’t define until today. Here’s an excerpt from Austin Channing’s blog, which I hope you will read in its entirety:
Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post writes: Two new major polls out this week show Americans divided down the middle on questions such as whether they want clergy to speak more on public issues of the day.